Once you've booked your cruise, click on "Log In to My NCL" and enter your user name and password. If you are a new user, create an account. Once you're logged in, you should see a summary of your booked cruise(s). Click the button for "Shore Excursions". If this button is not clickable, you may need to wait at least 60 days prior to your vacation date. Once you get to the Shore Excursions shopping page, you should see each port city offering Shore Excursions for every day of your cruise itinerary. Click through each port city to get more info and pre-book excursions for each guest you’re traveling with. You can also call 1-866-625-1167 if you have any questions.
Travel to the outskirts of Dublin and enjoy the delightful rural countryside taking you south to the Powerscourt Estate, a haven of peace and quiet. Upon arrival, you’ll drive along the elegant avenue of stately beech trees. In 1974 a traumatic fire destroyed the interior of Powerscourt House and today the building is partially restored. You can take an independent stroll around the exhibition which traces the evolution of the estate and its owners. The gardens here are probably the finest in Ireland, both for their design and dramatic setting, at the foot of Great Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Though the house was gutted by a fire, the splendid gardens, maintained with meticulous care, can still be enjoyed. You may stroll nearby at your leisure admiring the open views, or venture further into the landscaped gardens. What makes the gardens at Powerscourt so remarkable is their grandeur of scale, combined with great delicacy and refinement of detail. Its a magnificent example of an aristocratic garden planned with taste, knowledge and imagination. You’ll have time to browse in the excellent range of small quality gift shops here. Your return drive will take you through the Dublin suburbs and then back to your ship.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.